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The Gaul (2001)

Vercingétorix (original title)
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Vercingétorix (as Christophe Lambert)
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Guttuart
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Epona
Denis Charvet ...
Cassivelaun
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
Dumnorix
Maria Kavardjikova ...
Rhia
Yannis Baraban ...
Litavic
Vincent Moscato ...
Moscatos
Jean-Pierre Rives ...
Teuton Chief
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Youri Angelov
Atanass Atanassov
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Diviciac (as J.P. Berger)
Patrice Bissonnette
Rousy Chanev ...
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Young Vercingetorix came of age in 60 B.C., as soldiers of the Roman Empire ran roughshod over Gaul and his father was captured and executed by Romans. A wise and philosophical druid, Guttuart, tells the angry Vercingetorix that he should seek justice by winning freedom for Gaul from the Romans. As an adult, Vercingetorix becomes a brave and insightful warrior, and at first joins forces with the charismatic Julius Caesar. But in time Vercingetorix is betrayed by the great leader, and soon he raises an army of his own to defeat Caesar and bring Guttuart's prophesy to life. Written by Anonymous

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ESP 156,110,787 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The type of armor being used by the Romans is the Lorica Segmentata, which was not introduced until fifty years later, and even then was never in such widespread use. See more »

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Guttuart: King of the Arverians, leader of great warriors, what do you see after this great victory?
Vercingetorix: I see all the peoples of Gaul united.
Guttart: United? Under the dark desire of revenge?
Vercingetorix: No, I want to force Ceasar back on the same road himself built. It's movement which uses the the pretext of the free movement of goods and men to accelerate the orders of the empire, which stangles us to satisfy its ambition. In my father's memory, I will realize the magic he wanted to create: to chase the Germans and Romans ...
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Le rêve d'un homme
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OMG! This was horrible!
28 August 2008 | by (NC, United States) – See all my reviews

A truly horrible movie, from the acting to the camera-work, to the editing. I only watched it because I got the VHS for 50 cents and absolutely nothing was on TV. It barely beat out doing housework! Ugh!

I already knew Christopher Lambert couldn't act (he got lucky and was carried by Sean Connery in Highlander) but he surpassed even my low expectations. And that hairdo! Like Frankenstein on a bad hair day.

For what it's worth, Klaus Maria Brandauer did a good job (if you envision Caesar with a German accent) and Max von Sydow was, well...Max von Sydow.

Oh, and one of the tribes (a little over halfway through the move) all had pink hair and looked like some type of mutant's escaped from a Wendy's restaurant! There was even a guy who looked like Pipi Longstocking. Scary.

Anyway, if you want to watch something while you get really drunk (or otherwise inebriated) this might work, otherwise, save your 50 cents!


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